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on u.s.-china relations, mr. kent chair of the u.s.-china business council, dr. henry kissinger, secretary john bryson, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, i am delighted to meet you friend from various friendly organizations during my official visit to the united states. the national committee on u.s.-china relations and the u.s.-china business council have been promoting friendship and cooperation with china long before china-u.s. diplomatic relations were established. the normalization and development of china-u.s. relations would not have been possible without your tremendous contribution. i salute you for your efforts. and i wish to send warm greetings and express heart felt appreciation to all the friendly organizations and american friends from various professions who have valued and supported the growth of u.s.-china relations over the years. [ applause ] i am paying an official visit to the united states at the invitation of vice president biden, and i have come to further implement the important agreement reached between president hu jintao and president obama and adva
under a bushel. >> there were also strong words from u.s. defense secretary leon panetta over iran. even before arriving at the conference, he said, "we have all options on the table." there is also growing speculation israel might attack iran with or without the u.s. the german approach is very different. >> we want iran to clearly in verifiably show that it is not seeking nuclear weapons. that is why we have implemented sanctions. the sanctions are unprecedented, and the more states that participate, the quicker they will have an effect. >> participants will be debating a whole host of security issues right through the weekend, but iran remains number one. >> our chief political correspondent is in munich right now. we spoke to her earlier and asked about some of the main themes. >> one of the main themes that is emerging is the link between economics and security at the opening discussion this afternoon. speakers noted that germany, as the continent's economic powerhouse, or as one for the separate but it, as europe's main shareholder, should be playing a larger leadership role, both
about the impact of the visit. >> and here is the cover of cq weekly, too big to bash as the u.s. does more business with the chinese, policymakers find it harder to take a tough stance. why is china too big to bash in your view? >> thanks for having me on and we tried to take a look in this piece that china will emerge as a major issue on the campaign trail. there will be critics of the chinese and their economy. and mitt romney and the business community taking swipes at china and its policies. you have quite a bit of a split in the business community about what to do about china, there's a lot of angst about currency, piracy and things like that and a lot of companies are making quite a bit of money in china. as a result there's a split in the business community and as a result you're not seeing a lot of action from the government. >> and you write in your piece, two sides of the coin is the name of the piece, but you write congress's policy toward china when lawmakers weighed in heavily on issues crowneding taiwan and human rights. the fact is that u.s. and chinese officials have m
>>> fearing the status quo. residents of okinawa worry a long disputed u.s. base might not be going anywhere. residents of one japanese city woke up to the news that 1300 u.s. marines may be headed to their town. japanese and u.s. officials have been trying to figure out how to redeploy american forces stationed in okinawa. nhk learned that the americans sounded out their counterparts about transferring marines to an air station. american officials made the suggestion during review of the realignment of u.s. forces. the countries agreed in 2006 to keep about 10,000 marines in okinawa, transfer 8,000 to guam. residents are expected to be opposed to the idea. the city already hosts a marine corps air station and aircraft carrier unit from central japan will be moved. japan and the u.s. agreed in 2006 to relocate the futenma station. they haven't made much progress. now they want to separate the two issues. japanese government leaders say possible moves to ease the burden of hosting u.s. bases on okinawa. now three quarters of forces are based in okinawa. he used to advise the japanese
. >> [interpreter] >> and to state the obvious, the u.s.-china relationship is a critical component of our broader asian strategy. our people, both american and chinese, are in deep people -- quite frankly, people all of around the world will benefit from this mutual effort to build a more copper to partnership between our countries. >> [interpreter] >> i first visited china in 1979. and the prosperity achieved since then, which i saw as recently as this past august, is, as all of you know who have visited thomas bunning, absolutely stunning. >> [interpreter] >> few other nations in history have come so far so fast. and it is a great credit to the talent and industriousness of the chinese people. >> [interpreter] >> but i respectfully suggest that this remarkable growth did not occur in a vacuum. it was cultivated at every turn by an international system that enables rapid development grounded in rules that apply with equal measure to all nations. >> [interpreter] >> mr. vice-president, even as our cooperation grows, as we discussed, the united states and china will continue to compete, and as ame
also to poor sales of tvs in the u.s. and europe. the world's third largest in japan soul maker of dram chips is also suffering from the strong yen. the chip maker estimates the losses will come to about $1.6 billion for fiscal 2011. floods in thailand and the strong yen weighed heavily on the car maker mazda. its net loss for fiscal 2011 will likely reach over $1.3 billion. but honda motors will manage to avoid posting a red. it expects its operating profit the current business year will drop by about 65% from the previous year to $2.6 billion. for further insight into what's behind the poor earnings reports we spoke with a chief market economist. >> biggest reason the aggravation global economic situation including foreign exchange rates. so, yes, european debt crisis, say some losing momentum in the emerging economies, a stable u.s. economy and strong yen. those are the main culprit of the bad result, i think. >> but he's not so pessimistic about the outlook. he sees better external conditions helping japanese manufacturers later this year. >> power house is emerging economies and so
partnerships in u.s. foreign policy. there are few relationships that will be as vital in this century as the grows ties with the people of india. in all of the global challenges that we face, india has an important role, we will be looking to them for cooperation and innovation and regional leadership. india's significance has been clear to many of us right now. i traveled to india and took one of the first business trade missions right after the economic reforms were first put in place and i have been there many times since. and and president obama immediately upon entering office inviting prime minister sing to be his guest at the very first state dinner. secretary clinton has visited india twice and both countries inaugurated the strategic dialog two years ago. republicans and democrats alike understand the need to capitalize on the democratic values and strategic interests that our two countries share, that is why it's important that we work together every day, as i believe we are right now, to further cultivate the relationship. we are pleased that president obama has nominated n
's speculation efforts to attract more foreign investment in the country. a senior u.s. diplomat says north korea's new leaders must take steps to halt the nuclear program before the u.s. will agree to hold direct talks. the comment was made in seoul after meeting with senior south korean diplomats. >> we're still waiting to see if the new government in north korea is prepared to take the necessary steps. >> the u.s. has called on the north to halt its uranium enrichment program. reports china offered food aid to north korea last month. he said the aid was part of china's efforts to stabilize the north. >> we want to continue a close dialogue with china. we want them to share with us more their perspectives and their plans. >> he also said the u.s. hopes to use chinese vice president later this month to urge china to help promote talks on china's nuclear program. >>> running through exercises aimed at protecting japan from an invasion or a disaster. the annual bilateral drill is a computer simulation. the purpose is to enhance the abilities of the u.s. army and japan's ground self defense force.
in american history. at least in the u.s. but even before that, europeans dream of it for centuries. >> always through panama? >> guest: there was a lot of talk of going through nicaragua or even mexico. but for a lot of reasons the french seized on the idea of panama and the united states debated long and hard about possibly going to nicaragua but some earthquakes and the fact ;ç that the french had done some ;ç construction work in panama mads that a better approach. >> host: when did the french get started? how far did they get? why didn't they complete it? >> guest: the french construction project was very dramatic. they had faced a lot of problems that began in the 1880s and went through much of the decade. they face a lot of problems that the united states just because the united states project started a few decades later the united states was able to overcome some of the problems the french had faced. the french didn't have as good technological development as the u.s. had. they faced much more trouble in terms of disease. by the time the united states project began in the early 20th
department's most important postings. i think ambassador powell would agree with me that the u.s. and india interests and values are converging today as perhaps never before and consequently america is an interested stakeholder in india's assent t economic and greater global power and participation. india's economy isrojected to be the third largest in the near future and total trade between our countries reached 73 billion in 2010 and could exceed 100 billion this year. in defense, our security cooperation has grown and now india conducts more military exercises than any other country. education is fast become one of the strongest links between the nations. i'm looking forward to building on the progress we made last fall. whether it's helping india to build a network of mm creating l opportunities via the internet, we can give million office people a greater set of choices and opportunities for this future. as our economies and education systems grow more intertwined and i am convinced they will. we will have greater opportunity on technological break throughs. already india is working on
year due to poor sales of tv's in the u.s. and europe. the world's third largest in japan sole maker of dram chips is suffering from the strong yen. the chip maker stipts the losses to come to $1.6 billion for fiscal 2011. floods in thailand and the strong yen weighed heavily on mazda. its net loss for fiscal 2011 will likely reach over $1.3 billion. brew honda motors will avoid posting red. it expects the operating profit will drop by about 65% from the previous year to $2.6 billion. for further insight into what's behind the poor earnings reports we spoke with the chief market economist at a securities firm. >> biggest reason the aggravation in the global economic situation inshrewding poor exchange rates. so, yes, european debt crisis, losing momentum in the emerging economies. stable use economy and strong yen. those are the main culprit of the bad result, i think. >> but he's not so pessimistic about the outlook. he sees better external conditions helping japanese manufacturers earlier this year. >> some improvement in the germany or in the united states or for overseas economy
her-- drove her out on a ledge. elizabeth palmer reports on the crisis that may threaten the u.s. recovery. as china's next president visits the u.s., bill whitaker investigates whether china is undermining our industry. and his supreme court appeal cannot be denied. but jim axelrod will talk to the coaches who passed on jeremy lin. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. much of the world is lined up against iran's nuclear program. israel is threatening to go to war over it, and the u.s. is pushing for extreme new sanctions. so you might not expect the iranians to go on tv to brag about their nuclear achievements, but today, the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, claimed that his country has made an important advance in the process of enriching uranium, which is necessary to make the fuel for a bomb. we asked david martin to find out what the iranian development means. >> reporter: iran's president may have impressed his own people by showcasing his country's latest advances in nuclear technology, but experts li
failed to heed u.s. safety guidelines. members of an independent panel spent months studying the response to the disaster last march in northeast japan. they interviewed 300 people, including senior japanese and u.s. officials. their report says the japanese government ignored the advice of u.s. authorities. panel mentals say the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission established guidelines after 9/11 for restoring reactors disabled by a terrorist attack. they say the u.s. commission explained the guidelines to japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency on at least two occasions. and the commission asked japanese officials to improve the anti-terrorism measures at their nuclear facilities. but the independent panel says the agency did not adopt the u.s. recommendations. >> translator: if the advice had been taken in, there would have been less damage to the nuclear plant. that shows the stubborn nature of japan's nuclear industry. >> the japanese government says it will examine the report's findings in detail. the main opposition liberal democratic party wants a parliamentary committee to q
said for a faster recovery in the u.s. economy. let's have a look at the euro yen and dollar yen this monday morning. you can see 81.44-45 yen. compare that to 76 yen at the beginning of february. euro yen now, 109.63-69, euro yen was trading around 99 yen at the beginning of the month. you can see quite a move against the yen with the dollar and euro. let's have a look at the actual stock levels with nikkei and topix this monday morning. both indexes trading higher. we got positive momentum going. however, markets may be facing a little head winds on the back of rising oil prices due to geopolitical tensions. we may see pairing back as we head into a heavy week as economic date an u.s. is concerned. nikkei rose friday, ending above 9600. now above 9700. it was helped by recent weakening of the yen. that boosted exporters. also have seen gains in financials and domestic retail stocks and manufacturers. we will keep a close eye on those sectors as well. >> you mentioned it briefly, one major stumbling block seems to be the price of oil. it was also mentioned in the g 20 statement.
the overnight rise in european and u.s. markets. let's take a look. the nikkei index is currently up by almost 70 points at 8,879. that is a gain of 0 .8% and it is currently at 765. this, of course, excludes the issues that are not being traded due to the systems failure. let's take a look at the currency market. the dollar is moving at a lower range at the lower 76 yen level as players are watching developments in the greek sovereign debt talks. the dollar yen and the euro yen at the bottom of the screen there at 100.37 to 42. speculation is building that greece and its private sector lenders are getting closer to a deal. participants are also waiting for the u.s. jobs data which is due out on friday. >> a look at the latest long-term interest rates. this is the yield on the benchmark ten-year japanese government bond. now, in other news, the world's biggest social networking service, facebook is set to join the u.s. stock market in a bid to expand its business. facebook's total market value is expected to reach $100 billion, making it the largest initial public offering for an i.t. company.
markets. and our success is tied to their success. >> thank you. >> good morning. i think in the u.s., we have -- you know, we're competing against air products, u.s. based multinational, outside of the u.s., we have french and german companies. and when we look at the u.s., we're all competing at the same rate. but as you said, capital can move. when we look at foreign prgts, you know, what we really want. and i think we have today, maybe not perfectly, is to have a level playing field on the tax rates offshore. if we're looking at a product in mexico, france or germany, we want to be on a level playing field so we can win our share of those projects. we have our r&d in new york. that offshore growth comes back here to the u.s. so it's important for us to remain competitive on offshore projects. >> thank you all for being here today. first, appreciate the chairman holding this hearing. secondly, i think the draft proposal on territorial and lower rates the way it was laid out has been very positive and helpful movement towards fundamental tax reform. all the witnesses today have really o
tongutioncagns its citizens. since the security unl vote, the syrian government has ex-lated its attacks. the u.s. has given up on seeking cooperation fromusand china. it now plans to impose additional sanctions on syriaan cotries and the arab league. the u.s. has aoeg tks with turkey, which recently imposed its own economic ry >> it's going to involve first d restorng with as many countries as we can to strengtheniol sanctions, strengthen unilateral sanctions against the assad regime. >> the european unions coidering tougher sanctions against syria. it's also working on an evuaonla f citizens of eu member states in case the tu worsens. a senior eu officialayhe organization has begun preparing for a worst case scenario in icforsomunr re tea the official says the ould evacuate the foreigners to igorg rdnd lebanon.it plans to embassy personnel in those countries. britain and france have recalled their ambassadors from syria. the official says the eu will inintsffe syria for the time being, but that it's considering stepping up sanctions. the sanctns could include freezingsss hd by syria's central
as leader in december. representatives of the united states and north korea last met in october in geneva. u.s. state department spokesperson said the u.s. wants to see if north korea is ready to take concrete steps toward denuclearization. the talks have been stalled for more than three years. the u.s. envoy will visit seoul and tokyo in the days following the talks. davies will report on the progress. >>> trade his a high, 62% jump from the previous year reflects the north increasing dependence on china. china's customs authorities say there was $5.6 billion worth of trade between the countries. north korean leaders have been inviting foreign investment, aiming to boost the country's infrastructure as well as supporting manufacturing and agricultural sectors. but north korea has been increasingly isolated and seeing little economic progress. the country has been forced to rely on neighboring china, a long time ally. >>> the american president is laying out his plans for the coming year. ai uchida has the latest budget proposals. good morning. >> very good morning to you. u.s. president broem
prices have gone up as well. the u.s. became a net exporter of refined products in recent months, yet consumers are still paying higher prices at the pump. that's why i hope we can use today's discussion to understand broad energy trends in the u.s. and around the world. my view is we need to understand not only how to make the u.s. less vulnerable to all disruptions but understand what events and ambassadors actually affect world oil prices. we have a panel of four expert witnesses today who can help us understand the interrelated markets for oil and for all of our energy sources. we'll start today's discussion with dr. howard gruspecht, the acting administrator of department of energy's energy administration and he will share the highlights of eia's latest short and long-term energy market fok forecast. this committee is a effie consumer of eia product. we always appreciate having eia share its data and knowledge with us. president obama has nominated adam somins sk ky to become the next administrator of the eia. in the meantime we very much appreciate dr. gruens sp echt being here
been seen by u.n. inspectors so came as no surprise to u.s. intelligence. >> it's what was expected. i mean, but it does show continuing progress that's building toward a capability that if iran made a decision to build nuclear weapons, it could implement fairly quickly. >> reporter: iran says its new centrifuges can enrich uranium three times faster than the current generation of centrifuges. what is the significance of being able to enrich uranium three times faster. >> instead of 3,000 centrifuges, you just need 1,000. >> reporter: but u.s. officials say the new centrifuges are still in research and gement and not yet enriching uranium, which still leaves iran dependent on 9,000 of the old centrifuges. at the same time, iran says it is now willing to return to talks at aims limiting its nuclear program. that could be a ploy just to buy time or it could be a seen iran is starting to feel the pressure. >> pelley: thank you, david. that pressure on iran includes economic sanctions, and anthony mason tells us the united states is considering an unprecedented step that could cripple the
. since the security council vote, the syrian government has escalated its attacks. the u.s. has given up on seeking cooperation from russia and china. it now plans to impose additional sanctions on syria with the support of european countries and the arab league. the u.s. has begun talks with turkey, who recently imposed its own economic sanctions on the country. >> it's going to involve, first and foremost, working with as many countries as we can to strengthen regional sanctions, unilateral sanctions against the assad regime. >> japanese manufacturers are moving factories overseas. they are trying to survive these tough economic times. ai, good morning to you. >> good morning. now we're talking about japan's biggest auto maker, toyota. they are trying to survive the strong yen. the auto maker announces they'll move from japan to the u.s. hybrid and non-hybrid models to indiana. the model is currently made in southwestern japan. toyota also unveiled a plan to export the highlander produced at the indiana plant in the second half of 2013. the auto maker is now positioning north america a
. he will meet with the u.s. special envoy for north korean policy on thursday. the two sides last held talks in geneva in october. attention is focused on whether the north's nuclear stance has changed under new leader kim jong un. there's speculation about whether north korea will come ply with the demand to stop the nuclear enrichment program in exchange for food aid. the voters in yemen are casting their ballots to replace the outgoing president who has ruled the county for more than two decades. he will be the fourth arab leader to leave office amid democracy revolts. tuesday's voting is part of deals he made last november. he agreed to step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution for a range of crimes including a deadly crackdown on protesters. the vice president is running for -- uncontested as the consensus candidate in the election. but anti-government demonstrators are poised to continue their protests. in the country's south an al qaeda linked group has been gaining ground. on tuesday a polling station in the area was attacked by an armed group. it remains uncertain wh
for not informing them about speedi. the government developed it with 12 billion yen or roughly 150 million u.s. dollars. former cabinet secretary said he found out about the system in a media report several days after the disaster. at the time the plant's number two reactor was spewing radioactive materials. he said the bureaucrats told him later they decided not to inform him about speedi because its calculations were not credible. they cited lack of precise data on radiation. the panel charges in the report that speedi was used as a tool to assure local residents about the safety of nuclear power and to obtain their consent to build the plant. the report also says the system should have been used more effectively to reduce residents' exposure to radiation as much as possible. a report by an independent panel in japan confirms, the panel we were talking about confirms the government was preparing for the worst in the wake of the accident at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. it says cabinet members considered evacuating tokyo following the disaster last march. six experts sat on the investi
that could give the west reason to worry. italian police seize six trillion dollars in fake u.s. bonds. charlie chaplin was under surveillance, we will tell you why and what they found. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. it was a picture that was enough to induce headaches in the west. iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad locked arm and arm with the presidents of afghanistan and pakistan. the three came together for wide ranging discussions. but, mahmoud ahmadinejad did not miss the opportunity to take a jab at what he called for interference, it was the peace talks with the taliban that took center stage. >> if there is to be peace in afghanistan, pakistan has to be on the side. the public message is now on many. afghan delegates say that the president rowed it is pakistan counterpart. thpakistan insists that they will 2 whatever karzai asks as much as possible. >> if you are asking. to get a ticket a group on the table, it will not be possible for pakistan. if we would that influence and on the taliban, there would not be terrorism in pakistan. >> pre
center, who was trying to help low- income immigrants adjust to life in the u.s. new life after amnesty, a lot of people were not able to immigrate because of a lack of money. still to this point, i see a lot of immigrants who want to get their work permits. i ask them how long they have been here. sometimes they have been here since the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. a lot of them are elderly who are ready to retire. i had 165-year-old man who is alone, no family -- a 65-year- old man who is alone, no family here, but he does not have any papers to get that social security that he has contributed to for 30 years. he will be homeless after working for many years. i faced this situation with my clients a lot. i help low income people. sometimes it is very difficult. sometimes i think about how small the world is a and i see how immigration laws are changing. immigration rates started about 40 years ago and i started to see my client to come to me. my husband has been here 10 years and all of a sudden, his employer is asking for a work permit. we have two children. we just bought a home. what ar
of fake u.s. treasury bonds. open the file on charlie chaplin. the star of silent films was under surveillance. we will tell you why and what they found. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. it was a picture which was enough to induce headaches in the west. mahmoudpresident moment du ahmadinejad ahmad arm and arm with the presidents of afghanistan and pakistan. the three came together for wide ranging discussions. mahmoud ahmadinejad did not missed the opportunity to take a jab at what he called foreign interference, it was peace talks with the taliban that took center stage. >> if there is to be peace in afghanistan, pakistan has to be on the side. the public message is now harmony. behind the scenes, the afghan president fought with his pakistani counterpart. he said that pakistan was not doing enough for reconciliation with the pactaliban. pakistan insist that they will do whatever possible to fulfill what karzai asks. >> if you are asking for a particular group to the table, it will not be possible for pakistan. if we would have that influence on
. in exchange they want u.s. food aid including grains. representatives from north korea made the proposal last week to their u.s. counterparts during direct bilateral talks in china. the nuclear discussions in beijing for the first to happen since kim jong il died in december. diplomatic sources tell nhk north korea is prepared to allow inspectors into its nuclear facilities and to suspend uranium supervision. in exclang the north is demanding food assistance include rice and grains. it wants a total amount of food be increased. the u.s. proposed last december an aid package amounting to 240,000 tons. the shipment would be made up of nutritional biscuits and vitamin pills but not grains. north korea seems to be in the process of trying to obtain a substantial amount of food aid from the u.s. to carry out a large scale distribution to its people on april 15th. that day marks the 100th and vrsry of the founder of north korea's birthday. thousands of south koreans and u.s. soldiers are taking part in military exercises across the south. the maneuvers went ahead in the face of a warning from the n
. is the u.s. about to get dragged into a new confrontation? >>> state of play. the fight for michigan as mitt romney scrambles to explain to the voters in his home state why he thought the auto industry should be allowed to fail. >>> cape cod mystery. what's happening to the dolphins there? tonight, the race to save these magnificent creature >>> hoop dreams come true. he shoots, he scores, an unlikely hero coming out of nowhere to set the sports world on fire. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tensions over iran's nuclear program running hot after the president ahmadinejad made a big show at a tehran nuclear site showing off his country's new hardware, claiming other advances at a second nuclear facility, further proof that iran wants to join the club of nuclear nations, despite global pressure and tough sanctions intended to stop it. while the u.s. wants to play down what iran showed the world today, israel does not. there is a lot of speculation, they are ready to launch an attack. that could put the u.s. in a position it doe
americans both high ranking u.s. military officers were shot to death as they worked on a heavily fortified afghan ministry building. tonight, nato officials are taking extraordinary steps to protect military personnel working in kabul. four americans have been killed since a wave of protests have erupted over the accidental burning of the koran. der spite the attacks, today president obama said he remains committed to a partnership with the afghan government. nbc's tia aboui has the very latest. tia, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the defense minister called leon panetta offering his condolences and apologies after the killing of two u.s. army officers as anti-american protests continued. police and demonstrators clashing again today in northern afghanistan. the protesters attacked shops, government buildings and a united nations compound. they shouted death to america, a scene that's been repeated here for the past five days. and for the second time this week, a deadly attack on u.s. service members. in kabul, two american advisers to the afghan interior ministry,
the burning of copies of the koran at a u.s. airbase. >> volkswagen shifts into high gear, doubling its profits thanks to improved car sales. we begin with yet another call on the syrian regime to stop killing its own people. >> foreign ministers from 50 countries, mostly arab and western nations, that in geneva on friday for the friends of ca meeting. they open the borders. -- the syrian council told ministers did that weapons are being smuggled in to syria to help the rebels. we have this report from tunis. >> defense of syria conference was hoping to put more pressure on the syrian president, but it produced little agreement on how to do it. the syrian opposition says it needs weapons. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton favors an embargo on syrian oil. the conference was not set up to discuss the possibility of military intervention, but at the end of the meeting, france's foreign minister refused to dodge the issue. >> some people have raised the hypothesis. we continue to think about what concerns us in the security council. in the and, if the situation does not improve quickl
it would take 10 years to get it. my grandmother is a u.s. citizen and today my parents and my sister, my entire family here are citizens. i am the only undocumented in my family. that is because immigration officials refused to follow the law. i will explain why. it took so long to get my parents residency that i aged out. they do not care when you turn 21. they tell you to get in the back of the line. even waiting nine years, they are asking me to go to the back of the line again. i will be 23 by the time i can immigrate to the country legally. in the meantime, growing up, my parents had no idea this would happen. i graduated from college with a bachelor's in political science with a master's i as well. we fought hard to stay in the country. according to the law of the land, i am supposed to be able to use my old date for filing for immigration to the country, but so far immigration is refusing to let me use that old date, so i am in a month now. i cannot go back to fiji because i would have a 10-year ban on me. my mother has a small cleaning business she need help with. when i was in c
is the more you do outside the u.s., the less you do here. my view is quite the opposite. companies that grow abroad, grow domestically as well. >> some 40% of profits for large firms come from overseas. 8% of the purchasing power is outside the u.s.. that provision could have an impact. the obama plan promises to be revenue neutral eliminating many tax deductions and credits including those for oil and gas companies as well as planned tax increases on the wealthy. rick santorum would extend all the bush tax cut for individuals and cut the corporate rate to 17.5%. while eliminating the tax on manufacturerrers. newt gingrich would offer a flat tax option at 15% tax rate. he would cut the corporate taxes to 12.5%. analysts say both santorum and gingrich plan would add to deficit. ron paul would corporate rate for 15% and extend tax cut for individuals to replace the current incomes taxes with a flat tax. everyone has a plan and all claim theirs will do more to create jobs and make the economy grow than the others. now, the voters have to decide. bret? >> bret: thank you, jim. more on this with
, is it time for the u.s. to go? a conversation with the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, ryan crocker in kabul. >>> then, gas, taxes and 2012 with obama campaign adviser robert gibbs. >> it's good to be back here in michigan. >> eye on michigan and arizona. republican politics with senators john mccain and lindsey graham. plus their recent trip to afghanistan. >>> then the rapid increasing gas prices. how high and how long with the former ceo of shell oil. i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> the afghan government says the man who killed two american soldiers inside a highly secured government african building is an intelligence officer. hamid karzai has offered condolences of the families of the four americans killed since news that u.s. personnel apparently inadvertently burned copies of the koran at an air base in afghanistan. karzai called for calm in his country but insisted the u.s. must prosecute those responsible for burning the muslim holy book. joining me from kabul, u.s. achl bass door to afghanistan, ryan crocker. mr. ambassador, let me ask you first, the u.s.,
elsewhere back on track while the application of shale gas technology to tide oil has transformed u.s. upstream oil prospects, as doctor said. light tide oil alone could grow by 250,000 barrels per day, to reach 870,000 barrels per day in 2012. in fact, increased supply from the united states, canadian oil stands, and brazilian deepwater output generates much of the expected 1 million barrels per day growth we see for non-opec production in 2012, with russia, biofuels, and natural gas liquids also making significant contributions. while there are, of course, downside risks to this forecast of non-opec supply growth, oil demand might also fall short of our expectations. recently announced revisions to the imf's world economic outlook posit global gdp growth for 2012 at 3.3%, compared to previous forecasts that were nearer to 3.9%. arguably, downside risks for demand and non-opec supply might balance each other out. if so, opec may well try to navigate through 2012, producing at or around 30 million barrels per day, implying underlying spare capacity of between 3 million and 4 million b
that the market believes there is about a one in five chance that the u.s. average pump price of regular gasoline will exceed $4 in june of this year. the idling of three refineries orrin east coast could have an impact on regional prices, especially as the market transitions to new sflie sources. it's another issue that we are watching closely and i know there's a lot of interest in congress. i will now turn to the longer term projections from our new annual energy outlook. the reference case represents an energy future reflecting current market and technology trends, current consumer behavior and existing laws and regulations. eia recognizes projections of energy markets short term or long term are highly uncertain and cases addressing a variety of alternative market, technology and policy scenarios will be released this spring. in the new reference case, increased domestic oil, natural gas and renewable energy production coupled with energy efficiency improvements reduces u.s. reliance on imported energy sources. in the outlook domestic crude oil production is expected to grow by more than 20%
does it top off? >>> the growing threat over iran. the u.s. warns israel not to attack, but what if israel doesn't listen? >>> avalanche. tragedy on a mountain near a popular resort. several skiers are dead. one survived. tonight she's telling the story about what she says saved her life. >>> and rocket man. the american hero who, 50 years ago today made the nation stop and look up. we have been looking up to him ever since. we have been looking up to him ever since. "nbc nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's become part of this election cycle. we have all watched as multiple candidates have risen to that front-runner status in the gop race. that always means bigger crowds, more money, more media attention and more scrutiny. for rick santorum who right now is receiving all of that coming off victories in three of the last four contests this was a weekend of wide-ranging remarks followed by some damage control and clarification. after a series of controversial comments on the president, on public schools and on prenatal test
>>> the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission released 3,000 pages of transcripts showing its response in the days following the disaster at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant in japan. the documents show the agency contemplating evacuation advisory for u.s. citizens two days after the quake and tsunami disabled the facility. the transcripts cover in-house conferences over ten days from march 11th last year when the quake hit northeastern japan. a recording of an emergency conference call shows commission members discussing the seriousness of the situation. >> there is somewhat alarming language that talks about, and i'll just quote, the iaea tells us the earthquake triggered a power failure at the fukushima, daiichi unit two nuclear power plant. >> the documents show a senior member wanting to evacuate people within the radius of about 80 kilometers of the plant two days after the disaster. cesium had been detected leading an official to fear the core of the reactors were partially damaged. chairman gregory jaczko had a scenario in which reactors one, two and three all melted d
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